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Cheryl Ellerbrock

Sarasota-Manatee campus Dean of Education Cheryl Ellerbrock prepares teachers to change lives

Ellerbrock is transforming the College of Education on the Sarasota-Manatee campus into a vitalizing force in the community with the Booker Middle School Literary Initiative and partnerships with two Manatee County campuses.

March 27, 2023Boundless Bulls, Research, Students

Freeman Talla

Freeman Talla

Inspired by the tragic death of his aunt who died while seeking emergency medical care during a power outage in Cameroon, USF Sarasota-Manatee graduate student Freeman Talla is determined to help expand the African nation’s solar power sector.

February 2, 2023Boundless Bulls, Students

Carol Ricks

Alumni Spotlight: Manatee County principal of the year credits USF for turning her into the leader she is today

Conferred by the Florida Department of Education, Ricks’ award recognizes exemplary school administrators for their contributions to their schools and communities — including spearheading initiatives to increase student performance, promoting safe learning environments and establishing partnerships with parents and community members.

December 13, 2022Boundless Bulls, Campus News, Students

Yaniris Garcia-Jerez

Student Spotlight: USF graduate's mental health struggles inspire her to help others

Growing up, Yaniris Garcia-Jerez struggled with anxiety and depression and felt "insecure" and "stupid" whenever she struggled to find the motivation to complete assignments. Everything changed when she received an ADHD diagnosis in 2020, a few weeks shy of her 20th birthday.

December 5, 2022Boundless Bulls, Students

Paola-Marie Mannino

Student Spotlight: Paola-Marie Mannino wants you to get involved

Paola-Marie Mannino, a fourth-year marketing major on the Sarasota-Manatee campus and the voice behind the social media channels for the Office of Student Engagement and the Campus Activities Board, hopes to inspire community in her fellow Bulls.

November 14, 2022Boundless Bulls, Students

Carlos Moreira

Staff Spotlight | Carlos Moreira looks out for his 'band of brothers'

U.S. Marine Corps veteran and University of South Florida alum Carlos Moreira is director of campus engagement for veteran success and alumni affairs at the Sarasota-Manatee campus, helping military-connected students succeed while in college and beyond.

November 9, 2022Boundless Bulls, Campus News

Bryan Jacobs

Alumni Spotlight | Bryan Jacobs is here to serve

When Hurricane Ian tore through Fort Myers and the surrounding areas in September 2022, leaving hundreds of Floridians stranded in its wake, Bryan Jacobs, a USF alum, Marine Corps veteran and owner of The Liberty Smokehouse, leapt into action.

November 7, 2022Boundless Bulls, Events, Students

Genesis Rivero Marrero

Student Spotlight | Genesis Rivera Marrero on the importance of building community

Since arriving on the Sarasota-Manatee campus, Rivera Marrero has embraced her new home with open arms. Her top priority this semester is rebuilding the Latin American Student Association — a student organization that promotes Hispanic and Latino culture through community engagement.

October 12, 2022Boundless Bulls, Students

Rex Troche

Alumni Spotlight | Rex Troche, Sarasota’s first Hispanic police chief, wants to leave a bigger legacy

Rex Troche, a University of South Florida alumnus — and dad to three current USF students — is the city of Sarasota’s first Hispanic police chief. However, his goal to establish a lasting legacy as a community leader in Sarasota goes beyond his ethnicity.

October 5, 2022Boundless Bulls, Campus News, Students

Spotlight: Clara Reynardus de Villanueva

Staff Spotlight | Clara Reynardus de Villanueva is on a mission

The director of development has committed herself to making the most impact in the community as possible by focusing on her unique ability to bridge the gap between the general population and underrepresented communities.

September 19, 2022Boundless Bulls, Campus News, Students

Janae Barnes

Student Spotlight: Janae Barnes sets sights on hospitality degree

Barnes returning to college at age 45, determined to earn a hospitality degree -- even if it means a 90-minute commute each way from her home in Wesley Chapel.

March 4, 2022Boundless Bulls, Students

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